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Public drop-in events to be held for key highways schemes

Swindon Borough Council is to hold a series of public consultations over the coming weeks to give people a chance to find out more about forthcoming highways projects.

Published: Tuesday, 17th September 2019
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The schemes have been designed as part of the New Eastern Villages (NEV) development, which will see about 8,000 homes, schools and new businesses built on land east of the A419 over the coming years.

In order to cater for the additional increase in traffic, improvements are being proposed for the White Hart Junction, while a scheme to improve the A420 Gablecross Junction and plans for the creation of a Southern Connector Road are also being proposed.

Plans are also in place to increase capacity at the Nythe Road junction and Piccadilly roundabout, and following feedback from residents, these plans have been updated.

Council officers will be on hand to answer any questions on the schemes on Tuesday, 24 September at Coleview Community Centre between 3.00pm and 7.30pm; Thursday, 26 September at Hoopers Field Sports Ground in Wanborough between 4.00pm and 7.00pm; and on Thursday, 3 October at South Marston Village Hall from 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

The contractors who will be working on the White Hart junction scheme will also be in attendance to discuss traffic management.

The drop-in sessions follow a series of others which took place earlier in the year in a bid to ensure members of the public are fully aware of the forthcoming highways works.

The schemes are part of a £72m programme of road improvement works which will be taking place over the course of the next few years to ensure vital infrastructure is in place before new houses are built east of the A419.

The New Eastern Villages (NEV) project is one of the largest greenfield developments in the country. It will consist of around 8,000 homes, new schools, employment spaces and community facilities. It will span 724 hectares, with its eastern boundary reaching the point at which the River Cole meets the A420.

All members of the public are free to attend the drop-in sessions.

Plans on each of the schemes are available to view at: www.swindon.gov.uk/NEV.

For further details please contact the Swindon NEV team by email at: nev@swindon.gov.uk.

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